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Scherzer, Kershaw Cruise to Cy Young Awards



    If you wanted drama on Wednesday when the winners of the Cy Young Awards were announced, you were horribly disappointed.

    Detroit Tigers ace Max Scherzer took home the AL Cy Young in landslide fashion, and Highland Park native and Los Angeles Dodgers Clayton Kershaw won his second NL Cy Young at age 25 in similarly dominant fashion. Scherzer got 28 of the possible 30 first-place votes, while Kershaw got 29 of 30.

    Scherzer turned in the second-best winning percentage in nearly 20 years with a 21-3 record to go with his 2.90 ERA and 240 strikeouts, second only to Texas Rangers ace Yu Darvish, who finished second in the voting. Scherzer also led the AL in WHIP.

    Kershaw continued to be the best young pitcher in the game, posting a 1.83 ERA with 232 strikeouts and a ridiculous 0.93 WHIP. Kershaw also won the award in 2011 before finishing second in 2012 behind knuckleballer R.A. Dickey.